4 Hostels in Sierra Nevada that Stand Out for Their Quality and Privileged Location

youth hostel in sierra nevada
Sierra Nevada hostels have a long tradition of sheltering mountaineers and nature lovers all year round. They are very comfortable and affordable.

sierra nevada youth hostels
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There are two hostels in Sierra Nevada that stand out from the rest for their comfort, quality and location: Yeti, located near the green slope and Duende Blanco at the centre of the Pradollano village.

These hostels are a very good choice for families and groups, although they can perfectly host individuals and couples.

Comparison of Their Services, Facilities and Prices

Duende B.
40-60 €
35-45 €
40-50 €
40-45 €
Mín. Stay
free, exter.
15 €/day
7 €/day
free, exter.
Ski Rental
Hoya Mora

There are also two youth hostels: Inturjoven, located near Los Peñones parking and the Albergue Universitario in the highest area of the ski resort, the Hoya de la Mora.

location map of the hostels in sierra nevada

All four hostels can also provide touristic services, such as ski lessons, guided tours and outdoor activities.

Hostel Yeti in Sierra Nevada

entrance to the hostel yeti building in sierra nevada A small hostel, very familiar and cozy place. The rooms are warm, clean and tidy, with a TV, heated towel rails.

It is located about 100 meters from the green slope, a very short walk to the chairlift that will take you down to the Plaza de Andalucia or up to other slopes.

The village is about 15 minutes downhill by foot. There is also a bus stop next door.

Yeti Facilities and Services

double double room with wooden walls at yeti It has 12 double rooms and it is possible to ask for one or two extra beds. The rooms are not large but warm, comfortable and clean.

The staff is friendly, they can help you to hire a ski course or provide you with ski equipment at extra fee if you need it. Ski rental for about 40 euros p.p. for three days.

You can purchase your ski pass at the hotel reception which saves you queuing at the ticket office.

The hostel has small private parking, you can leave your car for free. Wifi connection throughout the hostel. There is secure ski storage.

shared dining room with months and chairs in yeti de sierra nevada Basic buffet breakfast is included in the price, selection of cheese, eggs, ham, fruit, jams, croissants, pâtés, fresh orange juice and a hot drink machine for tea/coffee. There is an inexpensive cafeteria nearby.

Hostal Yeti Prices, Year 2022/23

Good prices compared to average hotel prices in Sierra Nevada.

Double room from 80 euros, family room for 2 adults and 1 child from 110 euros, and for 2 adults and 2 children from 130 euros.

Hostel El Duende Blanco in Sierra Nevada

entrance to the building of the hostel duende blanco in sierra nevada The hostel is located at the centre of Pradollano village, 50 meters from the first stop of the Parador chair lift which runs until 5:30.

You can step into your skis in front of the hostel door and ski directly to the slopes.

Stunning views from the terrace. Some rooms have nice mountain views and others overlooking the inner courtyard.

Rooms are very small, but clean and comfortable. Decoration is simple but practical.

apartamento con cocina en el hostal duende blanco en sierra nevada

Duende Blanco Facilities and Services

It has café/drinks machines, but no restaurant or cafeteria, although there is a cafeteria just in front of the hostel.

There is a supermarket (open until late) and some shops and some restaurants nearby.

Friendly staff, can help you with the purchase of the ski pass, ski courses and ski equipment rental. You get 15% off in the ski shop across the road.

recepcion del hostal el duende blanco It has parking, but is not included in the price, to be paid separately at 15 euros/day. The parking spaces are narrow.

There is a TV in every room. Ski lockers and boot storage are available.

El Duende Blanco Prices, Year 2022/23

Very economic prices for Sierra Nevada. Double room from 70 euros, triple room from 90 euros. It is advisable to book parking in advance.

Inturjoven Youth Hostel in Sierra Nevada

This hostel is not privately onwed. It belongs to the network of youth hostels run by the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) across the region.

view of the uriversity hostel
If you want to enjoy a special day in the Alhambra, you can reserve a guided tour:

Alhambra Guided Tour: discover the wonders of the Alhambra with this tour that includes everything: the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife, the Alcazaba, etc.

Albaicin and Sacromonte Guided Tour: discover this old arab quarter of Granada with this guided tour.

The hostel has double, triple and quadruple rooms for couples, families or groups in Sierra Nevada. They rent apartments too.

one of the rooms in youth hostel You need to get the Youth Hostel Card to be able to rent a room here. This card is available at the hostel and online. It costs 5 euros for under 30 years old / 10 euros for adults aged 30 yrs and over.

The Inturjoven Sierra Nevada is well connected with the ski resort thanks to the local bus service. There is a bus stop near the hostel.

The prices include: breakfast, a picnic bag (snack and drink) and dinner.

Inturjoven Prices, Year 2022/23

youth hostel hall in sierra nevada Prices vary a lot depending on the age, the type of room and the date.

Low Season
During low season people under 25 years old and those over 60 would pay 16 euros per night, and adults between 26 and 59 years would pay 20 euros.

Middle Season
Middle season rates are 18 euros for under 25 and over 60 and 22 euros for adults.

spacious room in youth hostel inturjoven
High Season
When it is high season prices are 27 euros / 31 euros, reaching 31 euros/35 euros during the most expensive season (usually Christmas and Bank Holiday weekends).

Extra Charges
Extra charges may apply: parking 7 €, double rooms would cost between 2-6 € more, cradles for babies 4 €, towels 2 €, etc ...

intrujoven dining room in sierra nevada If there are no rooms available, you could book a package holiday, which includes food, forfait, 3 hours of ski lessons and equipment rental.

You must bring your own towels or rent them at the hostel for a small fee.


view of the building of intrujoven in sierra nevada The hostel offers a ski rental service, own parking, lockers, internet connection, central heating, 24-hour reception. All rooms have full bathroom.

Contact Details

Inturjoven Sierra Nevada is located in a very nice area.

To reach the hostel by car, follow the signs for 'The Peñones'. By bus: more information on Sierra Nevada buses.

Albergue Universitario (Youth Hostel) in Sierra Nevada

The Albergue (means "hostel") Universitario is located in the highest area of the ski resort, at an altitude of 2,550 meters. The place is called Peñones de San Francisco/Hoya de la Mora.

very nice room in the uriversity hostel
If you want to enjoy a special day in the Alhambra, you can reserve a guided tour:

Alhambra Guided Tour: discover the wonders of the Alhambra with this tour that includes everything: the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife, the Alcazaba, etc.

Albaicin and Sacromonte Guided Tour: discover this old arab quarter of Granada with this guided tour.

The hostel is located a bit far away from Pradollano (about 3 km away), however there are ski lifts connecting with the rest of the ski resort. There are no bus stops nearby and the hostel closes at 24:00.

room of the university youth hostel with tables outside This mountain lodge can accommodate up to 59 people. It belongs to the University of Granada, but is run by a private company called Nevadensis.

It has a restaurant, coffee shop and a lovely lounge with fireplace.

There are double rooms with a washbasin, and big rooms with bunk beds for groups. Toilets and showers are located in the corridor.

Albergue Universitario Prices, Year 2022/23

universitario hostel lodge Accommodation with half board in winter and during the weekends costs 45 € p.p. for two people, 40 € p.p. for four or six people and 35 € p.p. for nine people.

In winter, from Monday to Friday, it´s 5 euros cheaper. During the spring or summer it only costs 30 €.

They offer a daily lunch for 10 € and you can buy a picnic bag to take away for 7 €.

Prices are quite good if you compare with the the rest of the ski resort.

the salon with the sofa in the hostel They organize activities: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing courses, hiking and horse riding routes to discover the unique flora and fauna of the Natural Park and visits to the Astronomical Observatory, which is very close.

Some of these activities take place only in the summer or spring.

They also provide a service of ski rental: ski equipment, crampons, snowshoes and piolets.

view of the university hostel with snow One of the advantages of this hostel is that is located in one of the best places for sled riding in Sierra Nevada. In fact, Hoya de la Mora is the starting point for many interesting routes.

Contact Details

Address: Carretera de Sierra Nevada, km 36.

For enquiries and bookings - Telephone: 958 480 122, Email: albergue@nevadensis.com.

For activities and courses - Telephone: 958 763 127. Email: guias@nevadensis.com.

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Page Updated: May 17, 2022


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